bess truman, then president obama speaking at a congressional memorial speaker for the late speaker tom foley. then, honoring former florida governor jeb bush. >> bess truman served as first lady on her own terms. story of the wife of the 33rd president of the .nited states, bess truman is nicole anslover the author of a biography on harry truman. wase we left off last week the death of president roosevelt , april 12, 1945. where was harry truman he got the message he was needed? >> he was having a drink as he often did. having alaxing and somewhat cordial atmosphere. he received a phone call and said he just knew. he raced to get to the white house. >> mrs. roosevelt was at a luncheon. they didn't tell her anything. ,hen she got to the white house it was us price. surprise.ice -- a he looked horrible during the last campaign. they knew he was going. he was ashen. his a non-girl address had to be ural address inaug had to be given from the white house. it was not really a surprise to anyone. 2 hours later, in the cabinet room, at the white house, harry truman to the oath of office.